Espada Talks East River Tolls, Budget

Pedro Espada, Jr.

March 26, 2010

NY Senate Majority Leader On Good Day NY

Updated: Friday, 26 Mar 2010, 11:42 AM EDT
Published : Friday, 26 Mar 2010, 11:42 AM EDT

MYFOXNY.COM - New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr. wants to see a $2 toll for drivers to cross the East River bridges.

The idea isn't a new one for Espada who proposed the tolls last year.

Espada tells Good Day NY's Rosanna Scotto that he wants to use the money to save free, studentĀ  Metro Cards.

"Last year, it would have been a blank check to the MTA, but this year now that Metro Cards for students are getting the ax, I say bring back the tolls to save them," said Espada on Friday. "Parents and grandparents will pay $2 or $4 ... they'll say yes."

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